Riseley Street Activity Centre was one of the projects where KCTT team got a chance to show the breadth of our skills and service.

Riseley Street Activity Centre is located in Ardross, City of Melville. Centre is bisected by Canning Highway and Riseley Street. While this offers unprecedented connectivity (public transport and vehicles), these two busy roadways effectively divide the centre in four distinct zones. Connectivity between the zones is not pedestrian friendly and therefore, the centre is not readily perceived as a whole.
Principle of Movement and Place was adopted as key guiding framework in visioning this precinct.

Marina Kleyweg & Colin Kleyweg
project type:
Traffic and Transport & Civil Engineering
2 years
City of Melville and TPG
Associate/ Colaborator
Nemanja Marjanović & Jelena Simić

In March 2015 City of Melville endorsed a Riseley Street Activity Centre Structure Plan that is to be used as an overarching guiding document in the process of the Centre Redevelopment.

In Master Planning phase KCTT provided strategic infrastructure review, strategic parking review and a comprehensive action plan for enhancement. Subsequently, KCTT prepared a separate Streetscape Plan which is envisaged as a document to guide “look and feel” of the ultimate vision for the area.

Given the volume of traffic in the area, KCTT prepared a comprehensive Transport Impact Assessment with associated modelling to ensure that proposed modifications to the network will not affect operations. Further to this, we reviewed options for implementation of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) elements.

Over time, our connections to the natural world diverged in parallel with technological developments. Advances in the 19th and 20th centuries fundamentally changed how people interact with nature. Sheltered from the elements, we spent more and more time indoors. Today, the majority of people spend almost 80-90% of their time indoors, moving between their homes and workplaces. As interior designers embrace biophilia.

Key aspects of this project

Streetscapes – as they provide a physical frame for the communication of the intended urban design. Streetscapes shape and stimulate the mental images generated of a place for all users and the shape the way users, (pedestrians, cyclists and motorists) interact with the space.

Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) – as they provide the dual benefit of improved streetscape aesthetics coupled with improved water quality and ability to reuse finite resources such as water.